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Old December 15th 05, 09:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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....anywhere from 25 - 35 cm of snow expected tomorrow.

That is 10 - 14 inches of snow for those of you who are metrically
challenged. :-D

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Old December 15th 05, 09:09 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Joe Canuck wrote:

...anywhere from 25 - 35 cm of snow expected tomorrow.

That is 10 - 14 inches of snow for those of you who are metrically
challenged. :-D


Thats a bit tough to bike through.
Metrically challenged? Well thats most Americans.

Ken
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When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the
human race. ~H.G. Wells

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Old December 15th 05, 09:16 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Ken M wrote:
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Metrically challenged? Well thats most Americans.


And not getting much better. The main highway between Tucson and
Nogales, Mexico is I-19 and for many years all of the mileage signs
were in km. That is now being changed back to miles. Of course it they
posted the speed limit in km we'd have every pick up in southern AZ
tipping over as they take a curve at 120 mph.

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Old December 15th 05, 11:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Ken M wrote:
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Metrically challenged? Well thats most Americans.


And not getting much better. The main highway between Tucson and
Nogales, Mexico is I-19 and for many years all of the mileage signs
were in km. That is now being changed back to miles. Of course it they
posted the speed limit in km we'd have every pick up in southern AZ
tipping over as they take a curve at 120 mph.


It's not such a matter of being metrically challenged as it is just being
not used to things like kph in terms of a real feel. IMO, that is.


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Old December 16th 05, 01:19 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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It's not such a matter of being metrically challenged as it is just being
not used to things like kph in terms of a real feel. IMO, that is.


My first trip to France, I made the mistake of recalibrating my bike
computer to metric. BIG mistake. I had no idea how fast I was really going,
and in the L'Etape du Tour, burned myself out hainging with guys climbing
moderate grades at speeds a bit higher than I should have. But what does
33km/hour mean to me? Wall-to-wall cyclists (closed roads), you just kinda
get sucked along. Plus you don't have a good feel for how far you've gone,
and the intuitive feel you get reading KMs is that you've gone further than
you actually have.

So now I ride with two computers, one set to KMs and the other to Miles. Not
that big a deal when they're both wireless and feed off the same
transmitter.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA
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Ken M wrote:
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Metrically challenged? Well thats most Americans.


And not getting much better. The main highway between Tucson and
Nogales, Mexico is I-19 and for many years all of the mileage signs
were in km. That is now being changed back to miles. Of course it they
posted the speed limit in km we'd have every pick up in southern AZ
tipping over as they take a curve at 120 mph.


It's not such a matter of being metrically challenged as it is just being
not used to things like kph in terms of a real feel. IMO, that is.




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Old December 16th 05, 01:29 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Bike season over?
Not a chance!
Check this out: http://www.crw.org/gallery/snowride2003.htm
- Gary

Joe Canuck wrote:
...anywhere from 25 - 35 cm of snow expected tomorrow.

That is 10 - 14 inches of snow for those of you who are metrically
challenged. :-D


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Old December 16th 05, 01:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
It's not such a matter of being metrically challenged as it is just being
not used to things like kph in terms of a real feel. IMO, that is.


My first trip to France, I made the mistake of recalibrating my bike
computer to metric. BIG mistake. I had no idea how fast I was really going,
and in the L'Etape du Tour, burned myself out hainging with guys climbing
moderate grades at speeds a bit higher than I should have. But what does
33km/hour mean to me?


When I was on my Canada tour this summer, I put my computer to metric.
It worked out pretty well, as I could track the distance better with
the signage both in the cue sheet and on the road. That trip was more
about distance for me, though, not speed.

My husband kept his on miles, so I had a cross check. It kept both of
us busy, doing the multiplication back and forth.

Warm Regards,


Claire Petersky
Personal page: http://www.geocities.com/cpetersky/
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Old December 16th 05, 02:28 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Joe Canuck wrote:
...anywhere from 25 - 35 cm of snow expected tomorrow.

That is 10 - 14 inches of snow for those of you who are metrically
challenged. :-D


Not for *this* guy! http://tinyurl.com/3dm68

Four of us, all cow orkers, took turns at pulling the plow on our
cyclecommute last friday. It works ike a pace line, only a bit slower
and each guy "sprints" for about 2~300 meters.... We just under two
miles of trail http://tinyurl.com/7zm7n in about 45 minutes.

We laff at sneaux.

..max

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Old December 16th 05, 02:32 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Four of us, all cow orkers,


Is this intentional? I like it.


took turns at pulling the plow on our
cyclecommute last friday. It works ike a pace line, only a bit slower
and each guy "sprints" for about 2~300 meters.... We just under two
miles of trail http://tinyurl.com/7zm7n in about 45 minutes.

We laff at sneaux.




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Old December 16th 05, 02:36 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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lowkey wrote:
"what does THIS button do?" wrote in message
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Four of us, all cow orkers,


Is this intentional? I like it.


It's a talk.bizarre affectation i picked up in the early 90's.

We laff at sneaux.


..max
along with the dot.

 




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